Sidney Crosby tabbed favorite for Hart, Lundqvist tops for Vezina

Crosby had 15 goals and 41 assists in just 36 games last season. (USATSI)
Crosby had 15 goals and 41 assists in just 36 games last season. (USATSI)

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The preseason odds continue to roll out from Bovada. Today it's time for the awards races to be handicapped. Let's just get right to it. (Note: I'm not going to give the odds for every single player listed, you'd scroll for days.)

Hart Trophy (MVP)

Sidney Crosby (PIT) 3-1
Alexander Ovechkin (WAS) 6-1
Steven Stamkos (TB) 8-1
John Tavares (NYI) 12-1
Evgeni Malkin (PIT) 12-1
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) 12-1
Claude Giroux (PHI) 16-1
Henrik Sedin (VAN) 16-1
Patrick Kane (CHI) 25-1
Jonathan Toews (CHI) 25-1
Eric Staal (CAR) 30-1
Taylor Hall (EDM) 30-1
Phil Kessel (TOR) 30-1
Daniel Sedin (VAN) 30-1
Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) 30-1
Anze Kopitar (LA) 30-1
Pavel Datsyuk (DET) 30-1
Jonathan Quick (LA) 30-1
Nicklas Backstrom (WAS) 30-1

I must admit, I thought Crosby would have worse (better?) odds than that, like 1/3 instead of 3/1. He would have walked away with the award last season if he weren't hit in the face with a puck.

Norris Trophy (Top Defenseman)

Erik Karlsson (OTT) 4-1
P.K. Subban (MON) 9-2
Kris Letang (PIT) 13-2
Shea Weber (NAS) 7-1
Ryan Suter (MIN) 10-1
Zdeno Chara (BOS) 10-1
Duncan Keith (CHI) 12-1
Alex Pietrangelo (STL) 12-1
Dustin Byfuglien (WPG) 15-1
Keith Yandle (PHO) 15-1
Dan Boyle (SJ) 20-1
Alexander Edler (VAN) 20-1
Mark Streit (PHI) 22-1
Brian Campbell (FLA) 25-1
Niklas Kronwall (DET) 25-1
Justin Schultz (EDM) 30-1
Kevin Shattenkirk (STL) 35-1
Dion Phaneuf (TOR) 35-1

If all of these guys are able to stay healthy, that should be an excellent race. There's quite a group of defensemen in the NHL right now, a lot of them still young.

Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender)

Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) 4-1
Jonathan Quick (LA) 5-1
Tuukka Rask (BOS) 7-1
Pekka Rinne (NAS) 15-2
Sergei Bobrovsky (CLB) 9-1
Craig Anderson (OTT) 10-1
Jimmy Howard (DET) 12-1
Antti Niemi (SJ) 12-1
Carey Price (MON) 12-1
Roberto Luongo (VAN) 12-1
Corey Crawford (CHI) 15-1
Ryan Miller (BUF) 18-1
Mike Smith (PHO) 18-1
Braden Holtby (WAS) 20-1
Kari Lehtonen (DAL) 20-1
Cory Schneider (NJ) 25-1

What, no Tim Thomas? But really, what does Crawford have to do to get some respect for the Vezina?

There are also odds for the Art Ross (Crosby is tops at 9/4) and for the Rocket Richard (Stamkos is 5/2).

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